The Rams announced that they have officially signed defensive tackle Michael Brockers to a three-year contract extension. The agreement was first reported by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (on Twitter) earlier this week. The deal is worth upwards of $33M with more than $16MM in guarantees, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Los Angeles reportedly waited to announce the extension because of the team’s disappointing loss to the 49ers to start the season. The Rams likely would have made everything official on Tuesday, but the timing seemed off after the 28-0 drumming on Sunday night.
Brockers, 25, recorded 3.0 sacks and 44 tackles for Los Angeles last season. While the Rams have issues to address in other facets of the game (particularly on the other side of the ball), they have invested heavily in their defensive line and it shows. Brockers would have drawn tons of interest on the open market next spring and the Rams did not want to risk losing him.
Prior to this deal, Brockers was slated to make $6.146MM before potentially reaching free agency after the season.
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